In 1999, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town's founding, Wanda Potts, Indiana Room Librarian (1966-2002) at Mooresville Public Library, edited and wrote newspaper columns entitled "Mooresville Moments," in which she recounted the local history of Mooresville, Indiana and the surrounding area in Morgan County, Indiana.
augusi ii, i yyy 2a I HE IIMES Mooresville Moments In honor of Mooresville's 175th Anniversary and the 200thâ¨anniversary of the birth of Mooresville's founder, Samuel Moore,â¨the Mooresvill&Vecatur/Monrovia Times is publishing regularâ¨articles about the history of Mooresville and Moore. Scout Cabin â V-'ZZ IF wBb&m _ "V V Donations from local peopleâ¨varied from 25 cents to $5 andâ¨each name was acknowledgedâ¨in the Mooresville Times. In theâ¨end, the pledges totaledâ¨$221.55. A minstrel show inâ¨August and a Halloween party,â¨auction and a grand maskedâ¨parade helped raise funds toâ¨complete the project. Dedication of the scout cabin Late in March, 1937, Dr.â¨Charles L. Aker, local physicianâ¨and member of the local scoutâ¨committee, announced plans toâ¨build a recreational cabin to beâ¨used by Boy Scouts, Girl Scoutsâ¨and other youth groups. The Building was to be 20-feetâ¨by 40-feet, log, with a wainscotâ¨of stone. Much of the materialâ¨used was salvaged when the adÂ¬â¨dition to the Academy Buildingâ¨was removed to make way forâ¨the new William & Milton Newbyâ¨Elementary School, and thus preÂ¬â¨serve some memories for future was May, 31, 1938. Every boy or girl scout and their familiesâ¨were invited to the program. 6:00 p.m. Mess call by scoutâ¨bugler and a basket dinnerâ¨served. generations. The logs were old electric lineâ¨poles donated by the Public SerÂ¬â¨vice Company. W.L. Milner wasâ¨the contractor and much of theâ¨labor was donated. For certainâ¨expenses, a fund drive was necÂ¬â¨essary. It was estimated theâ¨amount needed was between 7:00 p.m. Scout bugler soundsâ¨retreat and flag is lowered.â¨7:05 p.m. Community singingâ¨led by Fitshugh Lee. 7:20-8 p.m. Addresses by repÂ¬ resentatives of Girl Scouts, Whiteâ¨River Council Boy Scouts, andâ¨district governor of Lions Club.â¨8:05 p.m. Acceptance byâ¨town board.â¨8:10 p.m. Inspection. $300 and $500. The cabin was to be of rusticâ¨design. A clapboard roof wasâ¨installed under the supervision ofâ¨Jess Thompson, who was one ofâ¨the few men in Mooresville whoâ¨knew how to do this type ofâ¨work. A fireplace was plannedâ¨for one end of the cabin. The cabin is still in use by Scout Troop 231.
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